Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

154 Patient Ratings
116 Patient Comments

Sara McEvoy, M.P.A.S.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6065 Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Receiving her MPAS in 2007, Sara is excited to return to the University of Utah to join the comprehensive spine care team at the Clinical Neurosciences Center. Prior to her arrival in 2012, Sara spent the previous five years working in internal medicine at the 4th Street Homeless Clinic. With her strong interest in international medicine, Sara has spent time in Central America and Africa to provide medical care to underserved communities.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Instructor
Neurosurgery - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Family Medicine/Medical Students
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.6
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.4
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

June 21, 2014

Sara Mcevoy, my PA, has excellent communication skills that allowed me to understand what my health needs. She always keeps me informed of my progress and follows up on any of my concerns.

June 19, 2014

Sara explained everything to me. She called me the next day when more information was gleened from the CT scan. She arranged for me to be seen by an internist, as I had moved and didn't have a primary care doctor in Salt Lake City. I was so happy for her care and understanding. She was great!

June 16, 2014

Provided good detail about my concerns and answered my questions well.

June 07, 2014

we appreciated the time spent with us. All our questions were answered courteously and to the extent so that we could understand the problems. We appreciated the time and effort put forth to take care of our needs.

June 04, 2014

this was my first positive experience in having my condition fully explained. orthopedic and neurosurgeons in Utah County were very poor in their assessments of my chronic pain. Nexus Pain Clinic in Provo have been helpful in pain management.

May 25, 2014

both sessions with, first with Sara McAvoy and Dr Meic Schmidt were informative and productive.

May 19, 2014

She was willing to work with our schedule to provide an adequate follow-up appointment.

May 16, 2014

Sarah McEvoy is a cut above the rest. Definitely an asset to Neurosurgery and the UofU. Can we clone her?

May 14, 2014

Sara Mcevoy is the PA helping me with my treatment. She and her staff are remarkable. I have never been treated with such kindness and remarkable follow through. You can tell immediately she knows her business. She deserves a gold star for her intelligence, compassion and care. I was also very impressed with Dr. Schmidt. I feel very confident in his care. Thank you for helping me in a really tough situation.

May 14, 2014

good

May 13, 2014

Impressed with the time she took to review my symptoms and MRI. I feel very confident in her care and explanations. A++

May 06, 2014

Sara is one of the best health care providers I ever met. She has great knowledge, cares about her patients and expedited my care when I was in a great deal of care. Excellent!

May 03, 2014

Very good experience

April 29, 2014

Sara was wonderful in sharing her knowledge of my MRI images. Thank You Sara!

April 25, 2014

Very intelligent and easy to talk to.

April 25, 2014

Sara answered all of my questions and explained everything. I left clearly understanding what is causing my symptoms and how to treat it. She is very knowledgeable in her field and it shows in her confidence and ability to explain things clearly. I wish I had a general doctor like her.

April 21, 2014

Superior

April 21, 2014

I highly recommend Sarah McEvoy. She gave me good advice on what to do for my back pain. I felt she cared about my concerns. She gave me a plan to look forward to.

April 10, 2014

My experience has been far beyond my expectations, from Sara, and Doctor Bissen.

April 03, 2014

I have the upmost trust and confidence in both Sara McEvoy and Erica Bisson. I have never seen the team approach work so well. Sara McEvoy is detailed oriented, gives great explanations and follows through better than any other provider I have been to. Erica Bisson is caring, intelligent and I have 100% trust in her decisions and abilities. I could not have asked for a better experience.

March 25, 2014

Sara McEvoy and Meic Schmidt were thorough with their evaluations and recommendations. This is the first time that I have seen the team concept work very well. My insurance does not cover the University of Utah but they came highly recommended and I want the best care possible. I feel that I have gotten the best care so far.

March 20, 2014

good

March 19, 2014

She is among the best I have ever been to.

March 18, 2014

I have confidence Sara will be honest with me.

March 17, 2014

I have a background in Radiology. Sara Mcevoy described my MRI accurately and fully. She is very relax and confident, which makes me feel confident in her. I would recommend Sara McEvoy to my friends and family

March 17, 2014

PA Mcvoy was amazing!

March 11, 2014

My orthopedic problem affects my whole life. I want an opinion about surgery from a surgeon. The PA, while not saying she was a surgeon, acted as if her education/experience was equal to that of a surgeon.

February 27, 2014

Wasn't alot of options provided concerning medications and my ability to still be coherent. No followup was prescribed.

February 26, 2014

Dr. McEvoy actually listened to my husband's concerns instead of just judging him for being in pain. She showed us on the MRI how his nerves were being pinched. My husband has been dealing with arm pain for 3 years now and no one bothered to explain to us what was going on until we came here. I work in the medical field and have not seen a more professional, caring and thorough provider as Sara McEvoy. I have already told the doctors that I work with that she is great. I would highly recommend her.

February 26, 2014

I like the team approach. Sara McEvoy is so very smart and knowledgeable. She knows MRIs, xrays and symptom patterns so well that she could explain it clearly to my wife and me, without any confusion. I am confident in the care and recommendations she has provided to me. Because of her, I feel prepared to move forward with surgery.

February 21, 2014

I would send any of my friends or family there its a wonderful place

February 19, 2014

Treated very kindly and not talked down to. I have been dealing with pain for a long time now and no one ever took the time to explain what was going on, except for Sarah Mcevoy. There may not be surgery in my future but I feel confident in the direction that Dr. Mcevoy has put me in. Thank you

February 10, 2014

My experience with my care provider has always exceeded my expectations. I have full confidence in her and am very pleased with the way she conducts her appointments.

February 04, 2014

I felt confident in the care and assessment that Sara provided. I trust and appreciate her expertise.

January 22, 2014

very confident in this provider

January 21, 2014

I used to see Sara at another clinic and seeing her at the U was also a good experience. She really cares about her patients and their concerns. She is knowledgeable and wants the best for her patients.

January 21, 2014

the doctor was thorough from beginning to end. she put the plan in terms I could understand. I trust her very much

January 16, 2014

Sarah Mcevoy is the finest medical care provider I have ever encountered. She is exceptionally smart, gives you excellent and useful information regarding your condition that you wouldn't even think to ask about, takes time to show you images and explain their significance. You will know you are getting the best care possible with Sarah Mcevoy.

January 11, 2014

I expected to see my surgeon, but I guess that is the way the system works.

January 10, 2014

I appreciated the good communication. Sarah is a very competent and knowledgeable provider.

January 03, 2014

I was impressed by the concern that Dr. McEvoy had for my symptoms. She was thorough in her explanation of what was causing my symptoms. Most doctors do not show you the x rays but she showed us everything. I left leaving scared that I needed surgery but very confident in the care I received from Dr. McEvoy and Dr. Bisson.

December 30, 2013

This was one of the best experiences I have had with a PA and Dr. Explanation of diagnosis and treatment was very understandable.

December 26, 2013

Sara McAvoy was very good, took a lot of time to take me through the x-rays and MRI results especially to point out where potential problem areas were. Then, based on her analysis was good at recommending where to proceed from her exam.

December 16, 2013

Both Dr. Meic Schmidt and Sara were very helpful and caring.

December 16, 2013

Very impressed with the time she took to explain my injury and show the CT scan. She explained things in simple terms. Sarah Mcevoy is very knowledgeable and I trust her decisions fully.

December 15, 2013

Excellent Experience

December 10, 2013

I appreciated the explanation of the MRI and what was causing symptoms. I have never had a doctor explain things in such great detail. Sarah made sure we understood everything and put it is simple terms.

December 04, 2013

Sara McEvoy is thorough. She informed me that surgery was not the only option. I was happy about this. I appreciate that she took the time to go over everything and gave me alternatives. The doctor's office that sent me to neurosurgery, said I would definitely need surgery. I was glad when Sara explained that surgery was an option but that we could do other things first. She seemed to care about my opinion.

December 03, 2013

Very Good Information was given about the operation--what to expect and what not to expect. It was all very reassuring.

November 25, 2013

very pleased with attitude and communication with dr. That is hard to find anymore

November 25, 2013

The doctor was smart, detailed and nice

November 25, 2013

Great experience. Sara Mcevoy showed us all the xrays and cat scans, even the ones from another hospital. She went over these, surgery, and expected recovery in detail. We also had an order for a thyroid ultrasound from our family doctor. I was not sure how to get an appointment for this. Sara and her nurse, called and were able to get us in that day. This saved us a lot of time and it was helpful as my mother is still recovering from surgery.

November 25, 2013

Erica and her team are tremendous asett to the U of U !

November 22, 2013

All staff and professionals were very informative, related to me on my level of understanding, and explained things carefully and made sure I understood what I was being told.

November 22, 2013

Eventhough I am in pain I had a very good experience. Sara McEvoy is great. She listened to my concerns and took them seriously. She called me after my injection, to see how I was doing and to give me options on what to do next.

November 18, 2013

Sara McEvoy has great communication skills, is very thorough and personable. This was, by far, the best doctor's visit I have been too. She took the time to review all of my scans and explain to me what she was seeing. She involved me in the decision making and made sure I understood the options. Dr. McEvoy even spoke to my Cardiologist before my appointment. I highly recommend her.

November 04, 2013

What she didn't tell me was that she was leaving the clinic. I went back today with conjunctivitis, related to my viral infection and was told she was gone from the clinic. I saw someone else and it was fine.

October 25, 2013

I was very very impressed with concern about me from Sarah, she wanted to know my concerns. Any other doctor I have been to could care less about extra stuff just want to ask the basic questions and move on to the next, Sarah really explained things to me and wanted to make sure I got everything I could out of the visit!

September 20, 2013

My only concern is that side effects, beyond the gastrointestinal concerns we discussed, were not discussed about the medication I received. I've since had a reaction to it, and needed to call in and have the medication switched. It would have been nice to know about the skin concerns and possible breathing complications.

September 04, 2013

Dr. McEvoy is a GREAT doctor. She actually cares and takes the time to explain what is going on. Hoping to have her as my primary care doctor and plan to return to her with any problems I have in the future.

September 03, 2013

She took her time and worked hard to resolve my problem.

August 28, 2013

After meeting with Dr. McEvoy just once I decided that I would like to make her my PCP. She is very knowledgeable, courteous and seems to genuinely care about my welfare. I will be recommending her to my friends and family.

August 28, 2013

I definitely feel that I found a primary PA that I will be coming back for treatment, Mcevoy Sara.

August 19, 2013

I felt like she cared and listened to my concerns. I left feeling knowledgable about my condition.

August 19, 2013

Sara McEvoy was great!

August 19, 2013

Sara McEvoy listened to me and had good advice.

August 12, 2013

We discussed every possible scenario and outcome of my issue.

August 12, 2013

Even though my injuries were not extensive, I think I would have liked to have something in writing (that I could take home) about the Dr. opinion and treatment.

July 22, 2013

I highly recommend Sarah. She is an excellent educator and is 100% focused during your appointment on making sure you understand every important detail about your case. She explains things very clearly.

July 21, 2013

After she said that she was going to toss me back into my PCPs court, I felt that there was no useful information that she was willing to give me. Her main interest seemed to revolve around the fact that she wanted to make sure that she didnâ¿¿t have to deal with me. And, as she was lopping me back to my PCP, I felt anything that needed to be discussed should be done with him.

July 18, 2013

I was very pleased that a person who does sign language was there to aid my sister.

July 07, 2013

This provider took time to answer all my questions & show me xrays regarding my questions. She is always very friendly and knowledgeable. I would HIGHLY recommend her!

July 02, 2013

The provider seemed very genuinely concerned for my health concerns. Not just getting a paycheck.

July 02, 2013

Very Good

July 01, 2013

i could not have asked or gotten a better doctor and staff!!! my worry was lessend by them being so nice and outgoing :)

June 23, 2013

I'm hoping the follow-up visit will increase my confidence with the PA.

June 06, 2013

I felt completely educated about the reasons I was having symptoms. I was also relieved (VERY relieved) that surgery would not be necessary and there were other options.

June 05, 2013

It is difficult to gain trust with one encounter but to the degree this is possible my trust was gained.

May 27, 2013

Love everyone I have come in contact with!!

May 08, 2013

I thought she did a great job, but was told the headaches had nothing to do with the reason I was seeing her, which contradicted why I was referred there.

May 07, 2013

excellent

April 22, 2013

Explanations were thorough. Excellent presentation.

April 18, 2013

I did not feel that I recieved tne best of care or answers.

April 14, 2013

pa was going to call dr. smith and tell him how to work with me, but as of thurs.. there was no call or letter.

April 09, 2013

every minute I spent at this beautiful facility is more than satisfactory

March 21, 2013

I felt as if time was taken to explain my situation so that I might make a better decission regarding my own treatment. Very valuable.

March 18, 2013

Sarah explained my situation better than ANY health provider.

March 17, 2013

Excellent care

February 28, 2013

During all my visits with P.A. McEvoy she has given me the information and explanations for my condition that were clear and understandable.

February 28, 2013

Excellent job, thank you so much for healingme from my accident

February 18, 2013

The entire staff was professional, thoughtful and caring.

February 05, 2013

good

February 05, 2013

Good

February 04, 2013

Very helpful, knowledgeable, well appreciated

February 04, 2013

Sarah McEvoy was excellent in her explanations, our involvement, answering questions, and helping us see alternatives. She is very professional and empathetic.

January 29, 2013

doctor informed me I was not in pain and the pictures were all within the range of normal. the message was there was nothing she could do for me but pass me on to a someone else. Waste of time and hard earned money

January 14, 2013

I feel really good about service. If we can find a good solution, I will have died and gone to heaven. Certainly not wishing that for reality.

January 13, 2013

Dr. Goldston is probably one of the best I have seen. Very thorough.

January 12, 2013

my issues were fully explained and treatment was outlined in terms easily understood by me.

January 11, 2013

Follow up was discussed and no follow up available as discussed. Basically none of the issues we addressed were ever treated or cared for thus negating my reason for being seen. Nothing was done or resolved.

December 17, 2012

My experience with the Physicians Assistant was very good. My only concern is I am not familiar with the surgeon who would be performing the surgery.

December 17, 2012

I don't hear well and was told I would have a recorder for my visit. I didn't think about that until we were about done. I think communication was okay, tho.

November 26, 2012

All excellent

October 27, 2012

Can't say enough good things about Sarah.

October 22, 2012

I work in health care in a non-medical field and work hard to remind providers to NOT use 'medi-speak' with patients--often to no avail. This was the BEST EXPERIENCE I have ever had with a medical provider NOT speaking jargon. I have raved about it repeatedly since that day.

October 05, 2012

Sara has been extremely professional and courteous. My wife and I got her to smile with us on our first visit and found her to be charming and highly effecient. She is great in our book.

September 26, 2012

Sara McEvoy is a true Professional....and her nurse Holley.

September 11, 2012

Sara McEvoy always explains very clearly in easy to understand terms

July 24, 2012

Upon leaving the hospital I was somewhat confused as to what I was to do when arriving home. I had terrible illusions, confusion, vomiting,diarreaha, mood swings, etc. I still have confusion and terrible mood swings entering my 7 wks. after surgery

July 23, 2012

It is difficult to say much during the preliminary visits. My main concern is if there will be persistance in diagnosing what is wrong.

July 09, 2012

Sara McAvoy and Holly are great.

June 30, 2012

The care provided was far better than "5 - Very Good", it was excellent... The detail was precise, direct and to the point and very well understood... My recent appointment with Sara Mcevoy, PA was exceptional and would recommend her to one and all!!!!!!

June 15, 2012

I felt very confident that I was receiving the best care possible

June 15, 2012

The visit was fine

June 13, 2012

Very kind and informative, answered questions well.

June 05, 2012

The staff was excellent from begining to end. She was excellent. She put everything in very simple terms and was very thourough.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Family and Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Instructor
Neurosurgery - Advanced Practice Clinician
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Family Medicine/Medical Students
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Professional Other University of Utah
Physician Assistant
P.A.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Biology/Chemistry
B.S.

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